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The Governor General hosted the Annual Luncheon for Permanent Secretaries

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith (centre) hosted an Annual Luncheon in honour of Permanent Secretaries at Balmoral Club on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Bahamas Government Permanent Secretaries are: Nicole Campbell, Secretary to the Cabinet; Simon Wilson, Financial Secretary; David Davis, Office of the Prime Minister; Lorraine Symonette-Armbrister, Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training; Jack Thompson, National Independence Secretariat (Office of the Prime Minister); Phedra Rahming-Turnquest, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources; Donella Bodie, Ministry of Economic Affairs; Antoinette Thompson, Ministry of Transport and Housing; Cora Bain-Colebrooke, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Cult...

Awards presented by the Governor General to Red Cross Society Annual Ball Platinum Reception Honourees

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith presented awards to Honourees during the Bahamas Red Cross Society Annual Ball Platinum Reception on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at the Nassau Yacht Club.    Pictured in the front row, with the Governor General, from left: Bernadette Bunch Co-Chair Ball Committee; Terez Curry, President of the Bahamas Red Cross; Governor General HE Sir Cornelius A. Smith; Alicia Pinder, Director General; Kimberly Thurston, Chair Ball Committee; and seated in the wheelchair is Judy Williams. Standing, from left:  William Mills, Deputy Managing Director, J.S. Johnson; Debbie Lightbourn, Volunteer; Mary Wilkinson, Volunteer; Gevon Moss, Manager/HR, Central Bank of The Bahamas; Stephanie Unwala,...

The Governor General hosts the Annual Luncheon for the Opposition

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, pictured centre, hosted the Annual Luncheon for His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at Graycliff Restaurant. In attendance were the Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Michael Pintard (front left), and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Shanendon Cartwright (front right). Also pictured, from left: Senator Michela Barnett-Ellis, Adrian Gibson, Adrian White (behind), Senator Maxine Seymour (behind), Kwasi Thompson, and Senator Darren Henfield.

UWI Bahamas Campus representatives pay a courtesy call on the Governor General

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, centre, received representatives of the University of the West Indies, Bahamas Campus, on Thursday, January 12, 2023 during a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General.

The Governor General hosts annual luncheon for Cabinet

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith (centre) hosted the Annual Luncheon for Cabinet, Wednesday, January 11, 2023, in the Coral Room of Margaritaville Beach Resort.   Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis (centre left) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments, and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper (centre right) were in attendance.  Also pictured in the front row: Hon. JoBeth Coleby-Davis (left) and Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin (right).   Immediately behind, from left: Hon. Alfred Sears, Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Hon. Keith Bell, Hon. Ginger Moxey, Hon. Clay Sweeting, Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle, Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, and Hon. Basil McIntosh.  Third row, from left: Hon. Zane Lightbourne, Hon. My...

The Governor-General receives copy of premier edition of National Anthology of Short Stories

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith receives a copy of the premier edition of the National Anthology of Short Stories, during a courtesy call by stakeholders and contributing authors and family members, on December 20, 2022. Among those in attendance from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture were Montez Williams, Under Secretary; Dereka Deleveaux-Grant, Director of Culture (Acting); and Portia Sands, Assistant Director of Culture. Contributing authors present were Aaliyah Rolle, Aalysha Rolle, Faith Knowles, Tracy Johnson, police officer Jermaine Rolle, Senior Information Officer at Bahamas Information Services Eric Rose, and Beverley Turnquest — who is also the publisher with Quill Ink Parchment. The youngest author in t...

Governor General Attends Junkanoo Legends Circle Induction Ceremony

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor-General of The Bahamas His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith joined Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg and other Junkanoo and culture stakeholders, on December 15, 2022, at the National Junkanoo Legends Circle Induction Ceremony, held at Margaritaville Beach Resort, Bay Street.  The 2022 Inductees are as follows: Mr. Rouschard Martin; Ms. Androsia Christina “Muffin” Fernander; Mr. Foster Orequez “Glory” Wallace; Mr. Charles “Charlie” Sturrup; Mr. Roscoe “Scoe” Darville; Mr. Michael Foster; Mr. Tyrone Higgs; Mr. David Rolle; Ms. Willamae Cravatt; Mr. Bernard “Gayaye” Davis; Mr. Trevor “Taylor-Boy” Taylor; Mr. Patrick Adderley; Mr. Thomas Curry J...

The Governor General pays respects at the Lie-in-State of the late David Knowles

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith signed the Book of Condolence and paid last respects to the family of the late David Knowles, former Parliamentarian and President of the Hotel Union, at the Lie-in-State in the Foyer of the House of Assembly on Thursday, November 17, 2022. A State-Recognized Funeral Service for Mr. Knowles will be held on Friday, November 18, at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church.

The Governor General receives the first Poppy.

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith (centre) received the first Poppy in a special Poppy Presentation at the Office of the Governor General, October 11, 2022  by Mrs. Adina D. Munroe-Charlow, Chairman/Treasurer/Welfare Officer, British Legion – Bahamas Branch.  Also present were Father Andrew Toppin and Vice-Chairman Kevin Hanna.

The Ambassador-Designate of Italy Presents Letters of Credence to the Governor General

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, accepted Letters of Credence from Non-Resident Ambassador-Designate of Italy to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Her Excellency Mariangela Zappia, during a brief ceremony at the Office of the Governor General on Thursday, October 6 2022.

Girl Guides Cookie Month launched with a presentation to the Governor General

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Members of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association presented Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith with the first cookies to officially launch ‘Girl Guides Cookie Month,’ which commenced October 1, 2022 during a courtesy call on October 4, at the Office of the Governor General.

The Governor General, Sir Cornelius, and Lady Smith welcomed by Minister Moxey upon arrival in Grand Bahama

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister for Grand Bahama (MFGB), the Hon. Ginger Moxey; MFGB Permanent Secretary Melvin Seymour and other Government officials were on hand on Friday, September 30, 2022 to greet Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith as he deplaned a Bahamasair flight into Freeport that morning. The Governor General and his wife, Lady Smith, spent the weekend on-island at the Grand Lucayan Resort.